Updated: Jan 4
Welcome back to our Quilt Along!
Blue Barn is the October Block that we will make and add to our beautiful sampler quilt from the “Patches of Blue” book.
October is filled with Pumpkins,
one of my favorite flowers – “Mums”,
and many new fabric collections like our “Bakers Dozen”.
Which are perfect for blue and white quilts like our “Alaska” pattern.
I can’t help myself to grab one of these “Bakers Dozen” batik pieces to add it to our Quilt Along Block. For this block you will need:
1 fat eighth blue fabric 1 fat eighth light fabric
The Blue Barn pattern can be found in our “Patches of Blue” book on page 44.
Cutting directions are on page 45 and you’ll also will need templates from page 50-51 to cut some of the shapes.
Start by tracing the templates from page 50-51, double check the size against the book before cutting your fabrics.
Position your templates on the right side of the fabric you are using. (I use a bit of double sided tape to keep the templates from moving.)
Place ruler along the edge of the template to protect them as you cut with a rotary cutter.
All remaining blue pieces for the block should be cut following the cutting directions in the book.
Now we need to do the same for the light fabric, first cut pieces with templates,
then cut window and door trim pieces by following the cutting directions from the “Patches of Blue” book.
Now we are ready to start assembling our block. Layout all pieces as shown.
Let’s begin with chimney squares and strips.
Sew strips together as shown above and remember to push seam allowance to the blue. NOTE: longest light strip is on the left side.
Rooftop is next, don’t hesitate, it looks harder than it is. Keep your templates handy, we will use them to mark the matching sewing points.
Place your template on the right side of the fabric and use a pencil to mark the matching sewing points.
I push my pencil through the paper template to make a mark on the fabric.
Align fabrics right sides together, match pencil points on both pieces and put a pin through this matching point.
Adding one piece at a time, I slowly raise the roof.
Next I prepare pieces to frame the door.
Sew side pieces to the door first, then add the top piece.
Then we’ll layout the window pieces.
Sew center and side trim to the windows first, then sew top and bottom trims.
Now it’s time to add the light trim to the window unit.
Start with left side light trim and then add top light trim.
Things are looking really good, layout all of the units as shown for our block.
Start by sewing chimney unit to roof unit. Position the units right sides together and pin it to guarantee a nice seam alignment.
Remember to do this on both sides of the the roof.
Sew door unit to window unit. Press seams toward blue fabric.
Finally sew roof unit to house unit. Remember to pin so your seams align.
Your Blue Barn block is complete and ready to enjoy!
I am so pleased how nice the “Bakers Dozen” blue batik looks in this project.
I have a little treat for you, click here to download “Secret Recipe” the free pattern released with this fabric collection.
And if you like our fabrics, I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to hear that we have some new collections that are soon to be released.
“Bed of Roses” with amazing selection of prints and colors. (Available spring 2019)
“Sonoma” a handful of relaxing neutrals, perfect for any project.
And let’s not forget “Spots and Dots” with vivid colors and a gentle print to accent your quilt.
Hope you’re enjoying our Quilt Along, until next time;
Happy Quilting! Edyta